John Hancock Cheek

John Hancock Cheek

Birth
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 1 Sep 1975 (aged 85)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 189989428 · View Source
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The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee), 2 September 1975 (Tuesday)

1st Dodge Dealer John Cheek Dies

John Hancock Cheek, 85, of Park Manor Apartments, former owner and president of the world's first Dodge dealership, died yesterday at his home.

Services will be at 10 A. M. Tomorrow at First Presbyterian Church. Private burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Martin's and Bracey-Welch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Cheek was the former owner and president of Cumberland Motor Co. in Nashville, the first dealership to obtain the franchise to sell Dodge automobiles.

Prior to that time, he worked for his father in the Cheek-Neal Coffee Co. here and in the Farrell-Cheek Steel Co. in Sandusky, Ohio.

A native of the Nashville, Cheek was the son of the late Joel O. and minnie Ritchie Cheek.

He graduated from Hume–Fogg High School and attended Vanderbilt and Cornell Universities, where he was a member of Pi Psi fraternity. He received an honorary LLD degree from Cumberland University in Lebanon.

He was married to the late Susan Anderson Glenn Hancock of Clarksville.

He was a former director of the Nashville trust company and a member of Belle Meade country club.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. William H. Eason and Mrs. Charles M. Plaxico, both of Nashville; a son, John Hancock Cheek Jr., Nashville; a sister, Mrs. Herbert Farrell, New York; two brothers, James H. Cheek, Daytona Beach, Florida, and Newman Cheek, Nashville; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 189989428
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Hancock Cheek (17 Jun 1890–1 Sep 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 189989428, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by The Meriwether Society, Inc. (contributor 46827721) .